Ramcharit Charcha DLXXIV

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

 

Jai Shri Ram,

 

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

सुनहु उदार सहज रघुनायक। सुंदर अगम सुगम बर दायक।।
देहु एक बर मागउँ स्वामी। जद्यपि जानत अंतरजामी।।
जानहु मुनि तुम्ह मोर सुभाऊ। जन सन कबहुँ कि करउँ दुराऊ।।
कवन बस्तु असि प्रिय मोहि लागी। जो मुनिबर न सकहु तुम्ह मागी।।
जन कहुँ कछु अदेय नहिं मोरें। अस बिस्वास तजहु जनि भोरें।।
तब नारद बोले हरषाई । अस बर मागउँ करउँ ढिठाई।।
जद्यपि प्रभु के नाम अनेका। श्रुति कह अधिक एक तें एका।।
राम सकल नामन्ह ते अधिका। होउ नाथ अघ खग गन बधिका।।
दो0-राका रजनी भगति तव राम नाम सोइ सोम।
अपर नाम उडगन बिमल बसुहुँ भगत उर ब्योम।।42(क)।।
एवमस्तु मुनि सन कहेउ कृपासिंधु रघुनाथ।
तब नारद मन हरष अति प्रभु पद नायउ माथ।।42(ख)।।

We covered up to Doha 41 of Aranya Kand in Ramcharit Manas of Tulsidas in the last post and this is further to it.

Muni Narad told Shri Ram, “O Raghunayak, I know You are liberal at all times and at this moment You are easy to approach so kindly listen to what I have to say. You are known to reward devotees with boons which are beneficial indeed, import of which is sometimes easily understood and at other times not. I have come with a wish to ask a boon, O Master, being omniscient You must know it already.”

Lord replied by saying, “O Muni, You are very well aware of my nature; I do not keep any thing concealed from My devotees and servants (because they never ever question but wholeheartedly come forward to do what I wish). Besides there is nothing so dear to Me that You should hesitate to ask Me for it ( and I know it will be for the benefit of all and not for just for selfish need of some kind), O Great Muni. Also, you must never lose faith in my capacity to reward my devotees with whatever they want for nothing is beyond My capacity to give them and neither I would ever think of not giving them what they want (as I have faith in them that they would not ask anything that is wrong to demand).”

After getting such assurance from Lord, Muni Narad happily said , “I would insist foolishly on asking this boon in particular and it is that while You, the Lord, have innumerable names; the Shrutis (Vedas) mention them and each of those names seem more appropriate than the others (as no single name sufficiently covers all Your qualities and virtues as You can’t be totally described in words). My own belief is that the name ‘Ram’ is the best and even weighs more than all other names put together. My Lord, I want this name of Your’s to be most effective in eliminating and removing those birds of sin that fly in the sky of ones’ heart.

“In the full-moon night of Your Bhakti (devotion unto You), this name ‘Ram’ may shine brightly like the moon while other name twinkle like stars in pure heart of Your devotees.”

Raghunath Shri Ram, the ocean of mercy, then told Muni, “So be it.” With this endorsement coming from the Lord, Muni felt very pleased and very happy and bowed down at the feet of Him.

(Here oneness of the Lord and the devotees is established, the desire of one is the wish of the other. The name ‘Ram’ is most easy to pronounce and repeat, it’s also most meaningful; ‘Ram’ is the one who pervades all things and beings and maximum pleasure can drawn from this name of the Lord by repeating it.)

We have now covered up to Doha 42 of Aranya Kand.

 

Bhavani Shankar Ki Jai!

Shri Jankivallabho Vijayatey!

Sant Samaj Ko Pranam!

Goswami Tulsidas Ki Jai!

 

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

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